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Senator bashes SBA and challenges its small business contract numbers

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter's letter to the Small Business Administration's administrator comes down hard on the federal contracting process and demands to see the scorecard for the percent of contracts going toward legally-designated small businesses.

Tags: SBA , Maria Contreras-Sweet , contracts , procurement , Small Business Act

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 05:03pm EDT

Senator blocks Interior's Salazar from receiving pay bump

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was on track for pay raise that would have brought his salary on par with other Cabinet secretaries, until Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) gave him a quota. Until Salazar each month approved six new deep-water permits to allow exploratory oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Vitter would block the raise.

Tags: Interior , Ken Salazar , Barbara Boxer , Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , Senate , Congress

Saturday - 03/31/2012, 07:05pm EDT

Senate committee backs 2 nominees for Fed's board

A Senate committee on Thursday approved President Barack Obama's two nominations to fill vacancies on the Federal Reserve's board. But prospects for a quick confirmation in the full Senate are uncertain.

Tags: Federal Reserve , Jeremy Stein , Ben Bernanke , Congress , Senate

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:52pm EDT

Census flap pits House vs. Senate on Capitol Hill

With just months to go before the first census forms begin arriving in mailboxes across the country, there is controversy in Congress about a last-minute change proposed by two lawmakers. But, as Federal News Radio's Max Cacas reports from Capitol Hill, other House & Senate members are saying "no, absolutely not".

Tags: newsstand , Census , Steny Hoyer , William Lacy Clay , Nydia Velazquez , Census Bureau , Max Cacas

Monday - 10/26/2009, 06:58am EDT


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Tags: Chris Core , Core Values , Anthony Weiner , Larry Craig , Bill Clinton

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 07:42pm EDT